President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
February 1, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted the annual meeting of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons on February 1 at the Department of State. Cabinet-level officials participated in the meeting, including the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretaries of Interior, Agriculture, Labor, Health & Human Services, and Homeland Security. You can read a transcript of their remarks here.

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 authorized the President to establish the President's Interagency Task Force (PITF), a cabinet-level task force to coordinate federal efforts to combat human trafficking. The PITF is chaired by the Secretary of State and meets at least once a year.

Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca directs the Department of State's anti-trafficking efforts in the Office of Democracy and Global Affairs, under the leadership of Under Secretary María Otero. The Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons coordinates the United States' fight against contemporary forms of slavery. The office was created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000.

Following today's meeting, Ambassador CdeBaca spoke to the press about new interagency initiatives to combat trafficking in persons. You can read the transcript of the briefing here.



Richard S.
Michigan, USA
March 7, 2011

Richard S. in Michigan writes:

Thank you Secretary Clinton, Secretary Solis, Secretary Napolitano and Attorney General Holder for all the due diligent work you are doing to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

I would like to bring to your attention the following: AhEeCOSH Recommends H.R.483 (2011) When Enacted To Be Cited As!

"Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Anti-Human Trafficking Control Act" per our website ""

With warm regards and thank you all again,

Michigan Private Detective Agency

Minnesota, USA
February 4, 2011

Benjamin in Minnesota writes:

Why wasn't the rest of the conference's video uploaded? I would have like to have seen Ambassador CdeBaca's statement as well.

DipNote B.
February 4, 2011

DipNote Bloggers write @Benjamin in Minnesota:

Hi Benjamin,

You can find Ambassador Cdebaca's complete remarks and video here. We appreciate your interest in the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.


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